Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wingnuts Hating on Haiti

The ghouls of the far right didn't waste any time trying to score points on this tragedy. Moralizing bible thumper Pat Robertson was first to blame the Haitians for allegedly making a pact with the devil to get rid of the French or something like that.

Meanwhile, the GOP's number one gasbag, Limbaugh leaps straight to the hate. Couldn't bring myself to listen to the audios, but he apparently couldn't wait to accuse Obama of using Haiti to "boost his credibility with 'light-skinned and dark-skinned black community in this country'." Then he followed that up with some general hate on the dark people saying, "[W]e've already donated to Haiti. It's called the U.S. income tax." Trying to grasp the cosmic logic of taking so many innocent lives on that island and allowing these two hateful morons to live on, and on...

How inhuman do you have to be not to be moved to some tiny bit of empathy by photos like these, which are the best I've seen picturing the scale of the devastation. Also if you want to follow breaking news from the ground, this general twitter feed is updating frequently. And I'm sure I don't have to tell you high denominator readers that if you're moved to donate, be careful of the scammers. Seems those vultures also arrive on the heels of Limbaugh like vultures circling road kill.

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Anonymous Larkspur said...

Yes, Libby, according to the blog at Charity Navigator, just today a half-dozen domain names were registered containing "Haiti" and "earthquake". CN is a good resource for evaluating charities. I'm too stunned by the news to say much more.

7:21:00 PM  
Blogger Dave Miller said...

This guy makes me ashamed to associate with Christians.

7:49:00 PM  
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12:24:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Larkspur it is just awful.

Dave, don't think Robertson could be classified as a Christian. Thinking he's one of the those false prophets...

10:07:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Rachel Maddow's interview with the Haitian ambassador was impressive and worth looking up.

Robertson has a "scriptural" basis for his inhumanity in that Slaves are encouraged to obey in the New Testament and thus freedom for all can't be said to be a Christian idea and to overthrow a king's rule when Kings, according to the Bible are appointed and authorized by God is blasphemy and only the Devil would support it.

That was one of the issues Jefferson and Madison had with the churches of the day and why the US had to make a pact with "the devil" during our revolution.

How many "reputable" Christian authorities will stand up and tell Robertson to go to hell? My guess is just about none. Solidarity and tribalism are too important and it's more important than helping those poor bastards to the south of me.

God damn Rush, God damn Robertson and all the other well fed bastards who call themselves "conservative" and "Righteous." who gloat and preen and make themselves fortunes on the suffering and death of small children. Pact with the devil? They are the devil.

11:51:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

They are the devil indeed Fogg. Almost makes me want to believe in the rapture so I could witness them being kicked off the bus to heaven.

8:40:00 AM  

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